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Discrimination and Disrespect

Benjamin Eidelson

Abstract

Discrimination, this book argues, is a form of differential treatment distinguished by its special connection to the differential ascription of some property to different people. This simple conceptual analysis of discrimination dissolves certain recurrent puzzles. It also positions us to reconsider the derivative notion of indirect discrimination (or discrimination consisting in “disparate impact”). Offering a revisionist account of that idea, the book explains why some such cases are reducible to “direct” discrimination, and why others, although morally and legally suspect, may not best be t ... More

Keywords: discrimination, racial profiling, equality, autonomy, respect, moral philosophy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198732877
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732877.001.0001

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Benjamin Eidelson, author

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